"We can't "make"time for our God-sized dream or for anything else in our lives." Holley Gerth, Opening the Door to Your God-Sized Dream
When my kids were little I started getting into the practice getting up super early to workout and have Bible study time before they would get up.
Why? Because of guilt.
I felt guilty for giving my attention to anything else other than them. I felt like when they were up I needed to be available when they cried, called, beckoned or whatever.
Guilt is an evil master.
And I was his slave.
From the time my feet hit in the morning until I tuck them back underneath at night there is always something that is demanding my time.
And one thing I've learned over the years is that I can either give into the guilt and keep striving or Let the Guilt Go.
It will make all the difference in your life and when working on those God-given dreams.
I've realized that in order for me to be the best "me"I have to carve out time to spend time with God, exercise, have girls night outs, looong bubble baths and yes, write.
It's not selfish to take care of yourself. And it's not selfish to work on your dreams.
I've found that when I do these things I'm refreshed and more centered and less of a crazy-stressed out mom. Not only do I benefit from "me time"but the family does as well.
It's a win-win.
So, next time you are worried about having time to work out those dreams or guilt is threatening to lay it on thick, say, "Get behind me guilt, my time is God-ordained and I will not waste it by doing idle things or procrastinating. I will use every minute of this day to do what God has planned for me."
Lets let go of the guilt and the fear of not doing enough. Instead lets give time to our dreams and our lives. I think it's the best way we can serve our families, ourselves and our God.
What do you think?
Join me here?
And of course here, Soli deo Gloria